UC Chiropractic Care
Upper Cervical Spine Care
Welcome to Upper Cervical Spine Care where we discuss health topics, not disease topics. You see, our so-called healthcare system really isn't a healthcare system - it is a disease-care system. We wait until people have diseases and then we treat the effects of them. How can you get a sick person well when you "treat" the symptom or the effect of body dysfunction?.
The topic of health can cover a wide spectrum of ideas and issues, and since I am an Upper Cervical Chiropractor my bent on health will be from this perspective. Health is a natural state of being and is the result of a multitude of daily activities on the part of the individual. At the top of that list should be the nerve system. But few Americans know anything about their nerve system, let alone, Upper Cervical Care. So, let me explain.
Your nerve system is composed of the brain, the spinal cord, cranial nerves, and associated spinal nerves. The nerve system is the superhighway upon which information travels between the brain and the body. These messages tell each and every cell in your body what to do and when to do it. Every second, billions of chemical reactions are controlled and monitored in the body through the nerve system. Did you ever think about what would happen to this communication system if you had a car accident? What about a head injury from sports? Fistfight? Bike accident? Any one of these traumas and more can result in the displacement of the top bone in the neck, called the atlas bone, resulting in interference to the normal transmission of information from the brain to the body.
Most people in the public are aware of the necessity of nutrition, exercise, proper sleep, and relaxation. But almost no one understands the critical importance of the junction between the head and the atlas bone. Every signal that travels out of the bottom of your head through this highway - the spinal cord - could be affected by a misalignment of the atlas bone (even by a millimeter!).
Here, we will discuss the philosophy, science, and art of how these misalignments affect one's health.
I was inspired to become an upper cervical chiropractor by several experiences and people. I've heard many stories, watched many lives transformed under care, and experienced how an atlas correction changed my own spine from scoliosis. Everyone has their own health histories and an atlas misalignment can affect people to varying degrees. I want to share with you what my mentor, Dr. Drew Hall, shared with me about his own experience with upper cervical care. Many of you may be able to relate... please read on:
"Eighteen years ago, I was dropped on my head while wrestling with a friend. At the time, I thought it was just another bump in the road. I was an active male who did traumatic things! I thought that incident was like all the others. So I stood up afterward and moved on. Six months later, I found myself with chronic headaches, insomnia, nausea, dizziness, TMJ, fatigue, cognitive fog, depression, anxiety, and more.
For two years of my life, I dragged myself from school to sports practices, and more. It eventually got to a point where bullying through life was not working. I told my parents what was transpiring. Over a period of three months, we went from doctor to doctor. All of my tests were negative and I was eventually told that it was all in my head. Does this sound familiar? To make a long story short, they were close. It was about 1/4 inch below my head. All of this dysfunction and symptomatology was the result of a MISALIGNED ATLAS!
I eventually found an Upper Cervical Doctor who corrected my atlas. This procedure transformed my life. The end result is I am healthy and now practicing the procedure that changed my life. This blog is for those that are in the throes of this nightmare. Do not stop looking for an answer. It is not all in your head and may very well just be 1/4 inch below it!!"
Everyone in our office has had his or her life dramatically improved by upper cervical care. We not only teach what we practice, but we also live it. We all get checked and adjusted on a regular basis so we can be at our best when providing upper cervical care to our patients in the different areas we serve.
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Before Los Angeles practice, Dr.Cecilia Park started her career as a San Diego Based chiropractor that has been practicing the Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Technique for 7 years. Dr. Park explains the basic biomechanics that helps explain why the upper cervical spine is important and how it can affect a wide range of health problems.
Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic is a specialized chiropractic technique that focuses all its attention on the upper neck and how it impacts the brainstem and central nerve system. The Blair technique is precise, gentle, and does not use any pulling, popping, or twisting of the neck.
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